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Stay healthy this winter - Is it gastro?

Is it gastro? 

The main symptoms are the followings:

  • Diarrhea: at least 3 liquid or semi-liquid stools every 24 hours or stool that is more abundant and frequent than usual
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Other symptoms may sometimes appear:

  • Mild fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

What should you do?

1. Use hygiene measures

2. Find out more the gastro

See the Decicion assistant (PDF) to help you decide what is best for you and your family

Preventive measures to protect yourself and your familly

  • Wash your hands often, after blowing your nose for example:

More preventive measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Use an antiseptic hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water
  • Regularly disinfect the toilet, surfaces and objects that could be soiled with vomit or stools
  • Don’t prepare meals for other people
  • Stay home

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Éditée par : Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal.
Last Update : 05 March 2020